BANGALORE: Rajeev Chandrashekar, an MP from Karnataka has written to Sharad Pawar, Union Agriculture Minister and President of the BCCI on the issue of dropping Rahul Dravid for the first two ODI matches against Pakistan.

In his note, Mr. Chandrashekar has stated “number of questions have arisen from this action of the selection committee…Rahul Dravid is a cricketer who we are all proud of and should be, because of the values of professionalism, dedication and performance that he had exemplified in recent years both as individual member of the team and as captain. If there is any attempt to by anyone in the cricketing establishment to cause harm to him on grounds other than professionalism, then that’s clearly unacceptable to me, people of Karnataka and cricket fans all over India.”

Mr. Chandrashekar further, urged Mr. Pawar to look into the issue and establish “correct” fact and ensure that “this proud son of Karnataka is not treated in any other way, but with respect that he deserves.” — Special Correspondent

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